Jeff Cunningham comes to Heartland News from the Sooner State and anchors Heartland News at 5, 6, and 10 and Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23 KBSI.
Jeff is a five-time winner of the Best TV Anchorperson award by the Illinois Broadcasters Association and in 2017 was named Best Anchor in a medium market by the Missouri Broadcasters Association.
Jeff has awards from the Associated Press and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for spot news coverage and feature story writing. He received a regional Emmy nomination and a national award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a series of stories concerning his daughter, Melaina. With generous help from all around the Heartland, Jeff and his wife were able to raise more than $1,000,000 to build an all-inclusive park in her memory. Melaina's Magical Playland is located at Cape County Party North and has become a very popular place for parents to take children of all abilities to play.
Jeff is married to Andrea, a speech pathologist. Their daughter Holland Rose was born in September of 2009. Their 'other' kids are Heidi, a Boxer, and Ping, a rescue dog they think is a Lhasa Apso, and Maverick the German Shepherd. Jeff is an avid golfer and is trying to work his way around to all the local golf courses in the Heartland.